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Twenty-five books that shaped America : how white whales, green lights, and restless spirits forged our national identity / Thomas C. Foster.

Foster, Thomas C. (Author).

Available copies

  • 5 of 5 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

1 current hold with 5 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Danville-Center Twp PL - Danville 810 FOS (Text) 32604000200904 DCTPLD AD Non-Fiction Available -
Greenwood PL - Greenwood 810.9 FOS (Text) 36626103220463 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Jefferson Co PL - Hanover Branch 810.9 FOS (Text) 39391100115268 Nonfiction Available -
 In memory of Albert J. Colussi by th Staab family & Sally Krines.: [ msg 2011-10-06 @ JFCPLM ]
Jennings Co PL - North Vernon 810.9 FOS (Text) 30653001365758 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Morgan Co PL - Martinsville Main Library 810.9 FOS (Text) 78551000286626 Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780061834400 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0061834408 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: xxi, 323 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Harper, [2011]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: in the four corners -- Maybe just a little made-up: the autobiography of Benjamin Franklin -- A man, a plan, a flintlock: the last of the mohicans -- Allegory man cometh: the scarlet letter -- Gotta get back to the pond and set my soul free: Walden -- I've been workin' on the whale-road: Moby-Dick -- Good gray poet, my eye!: leaves of grass -- Girls gone mild: little women -- About a boy--and a raft: adventures of Huckleberry Finn -- Twofer: a boy's will and north of boston -- In praise of prairie: my Antonia -- A whole heap of ashes: the great Gatsby -- Life is a carnival: the sun also rises -- It takes a weary man to sing a weary song: the weary blues -- Bird is the word: the Maltese falcon -- So big: U.S.A. -- Winepress of injustice: the grapes of wrath -- Like a hurricane: their eyes were watching God -- He ain't heavy, he's my cousin: go down, Moses -- American Candide: the adventures of Augie March -- Me and my shadow: on the road -- When reading got good: the cat in the hat -- Walk a mile in my shoes: to kill a mockingbird -- Not in Kansas anymore: the crying of lot 49 -- Race. relations.: song of Solomon -- Home, home on the res: love medicine -- Conclusion: fifteen more and the G.A.N.
Summary, etc.:
Works of imaginative literature from American writers are Foster's choice for his "Great Books" list.
Subject: American literature > Bibliography.
American literature > History and criticism.
United States > Social life and customs.

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